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mngmt mole 17th Jun 2020 19:18

Australia closed to foreigners until 2021
 
This can't be good news...

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitic...cond-wave-live

Flex88 17th Jun 2020 20:21

Beijing has it under control - wink wink
 

Originally Posted by mngmt mole (Post 10813678)

Add to this that Beijing is cancelling flights (70% for now) because of only "137" new cases in a week ;) ....

https://globalnews.ca/news/7074929/c...hts-cancelled/

Sure, sure, travel will return to normal soon..

BuzzBox 17th Jun 2020 21:47

Australian borders likely to stay closed until next year, Tourism Minister says

Bankstown Boy 17th Jun 2020 23:01

Sadly, the borders are not entirely closed

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nat...7ba9a159b0c1de

I do not understand, nor accept, that Australian citizens cannot fly in or out of our own country but our universities can fly in students from overseas?

mngmt mole 17th Jun 2020 23:58

You're Australian...surely you can figure out the answer to that ...the rest of us already have :}.

ozbiggles 18th Jun 2020 00:13

Australian citizens can fly into the country. There has NEVER been any restriction on that.
The overseas students bring in income and keep the universities working. The students will have to do 14 days quarantine.
Let go of your racism and make some room for some common sense and perhaps a few seconds of research.

JMock 18th Jun 2020 01:25


Originally Posted by mngmt mole (Post 10813847)
You're Australian...surely you can figure out the answer to that ...the rest of us already have :}.

nasty, mole

Australian citizens are free to enter the country whenever and as there is already in place a 14 day quarantine protocol, the students will be dealt with in the same fashion as returning Aussies.

What is more relevant is the fact that the students chosen are in their final stages of research projects which are vital to the continued acceptance of the said universities as international centres of research excellence.

and what ozbiggles said

mngmt mole 18th Jun 2020 05:01

Oh good grief ! If you can't see the intended humour in my comment then I really can't help you much. It is a good thing if you can laugh at yourself once in a while. Believe, me...as a Brit I have plenty of opportunity to do that in my own case. Chill.

michigan j 18th Jun 2020 06:42


Originally Posted by JMock (Post 10813879)

Australian citizens are free

Might be about $2500 AUD per person. That's going to be quite a deterrent

Mill Worker 18th Jun 2020 07:05

1. This is good news. The virus can't swim here so the fewer people arriving the better.
2. The taxpayer is still funding 14 days in quarantine. This is ridiculous. If you have a legitimate reason to enter the country you should fully fund it. There was ample time to come back prior to these restrictions being put in place.
3. Australia has largely escaped this problem because of border restrictions.

michigan j 18th Jun 2020 07:25


Originally Posted by Mill Worker (Post 10814000)
1. This is good news.

Mind expanding on how this is good news for CX and other airlines?

Joker89 18th Jun 2020 07:27

But why are Australians banned from leaving? So they can’t come back for more quarantine, if you willing to pay for your own quarantine why should you be prevented from leaving the place. Covidiots

TriJetFlying 18th Jun 2020 08:12


Originally Posted by ozbiggles (Post 10813855)
Australian citizens can fly into the country. There has NEVER been any restriction on that.
The overseas students bring in income and keep the universities working. The students will have to do 14 days quarantine.
Let go of your racism and make some room for some common sense and perhaps a few seconds of research.

ozbiggles, let me guess. You’re offended!

Fluke 18th Jun 2020 08:12

No Booze on flights in Australia (domestic/international), to help lessen contact with cabin crew. why would you want to fly !

ozbiggles 18th Jun 2020 08:39

The only thing that really offends me is when people have a lack of common dog.

Or to quote a hero of mine, “There are only two things that offend me, intolerance and the Dutch”.

michigan j 18th Jun 2020 11:03


Originally Posted by Fluke (Post 10814050)
No Booze on flights in Australia !

Oh god, does this apply to passengers as well?

Mill Worker 18th Jun 2020 11:17


Originally Posted by michigan j (Post 10814018)
Mind expanding on how this is good news for CX and other airlines?

I don't think the 25 million or so that haven't caught the disease in Australia really care. They are happy to keep it out or at least do all that can be done to keep it out.

SOPS 18th Jun 2020 11:22

I will be happy if they keep the borders closed for another 2 years.. as long as it keeps it out. I have seen enough of what happens when this thing starts to spread.

C152Heavy 18th Jun 2020 11:55

If Cathay survives, I think it's time to dump all Asia and Oceania and focus on Europe, North America and start flying to Africa (everywhere) and South America.

I know it sounds stupid as CX is in the middle of Asia, but Qatar and Emirates make most of their revenue with pax transiting to and from anywhere except middle East. Asia and Oceania were hit first by the virus but will open last, how ironic.

Meanwhile, in Europe, flights restarted, borders opened, back in business. If you still think Asia is the new world's economic centre, think again and don't count on those gutless leaders to make the first move.

Climb150 18th Jun 2020 12:14


Originally Posted by Mill Worker (Post 10814000)
1. This is good news. The virus can't swim here so the fewer people arriving the better.
2. The taxpayer is still funding 14 days in quarantine. This is ridiculous. If you have a legitimate reason to enter the country you should fully fund it. There was ample time to come back prior to these restrictions being put in place.
3. Australia has largely escaped this problem because of border restrictions.

As for point 2, Some Australians are still stuck overseas with many countries not allowing any travel. Many people are being made redundant in the ME from the big 3.

How could they have just "dropped everything" at the start and come home?


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